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How to draw Aqua backgrounds like this?

Can please somebody tell me how to draw a background like this? The gradient in the background is not a big deal, but the lines... I guess it can be done in Photoshop or some other tool. Maybe ...
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Transparent background on my logo

Hiya I am fairly new to illustrator. I have made a logo for my client, which is all vector and ready to handover. I've saved a pdf version and an .ai version to give to him and these are good, but ...
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How to remove the background color from and animated GIF image? [duplicate]

How to remove or change the background color of an animated GIF image? I would like to remove the background color from the attached image.
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How can I keep my background layer always locked?

The Background Layer is locked. I duplicated the file to Background Copy. Go to chop the Background Copy. The locked background changes and no longer is locked. Please help me reset my settings ...
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Recommended practices for working with backgrounds in flat design

I am doing an Android app, actually re-disigning it, because the previous design was terrible. I'm not a designer, neither the guy who did the first version, we're both developers, but I do like the ...
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Creating a perfect background blur?

I have looking through DeviantArt and the background of one of the web interfaces caught my eye. I tried to replicate it but couldn't get anywhere near the perfect effect. ...
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The easy way to modify icon color & its background color

Sorry for the question. I am new to graphic design. I am a developer. I just bought an icon bundle for iOS & Android applications. I found that the colors are only black & while. The icons ...
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Change the background color of an iDraw file?

I have an iDraw document and I want to make the background transparent. How can I do that in iDraw?
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Best image size for responsive css background image

I am looking for a particular px size (WxH) image that would be the best dimensions to use if you wanted to call a single image that could be called as the background image for a mobile device using ...
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Where to find a milky-way skysphere map?

I'm doing a PovRay scene and am using NASA's Blue Marble images as a source to render earth. I also found some maps for the moon and the sun. Now I also want to have the milky way in the scene. The ...
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Rotated tiling background

How do I rotate the this image by 30 degrees but still have it be tileable? http://i.imgur.com/OXQ8cD4.png
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Is there a program that handles text background well?

Paint is the best I've found until now. I need the ability to add a background to text and also control padding. Paint would be perfect if it didn't squeeze text to the left and made equal padding ...
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How calculate 2 colors for red gradient button with same ratio as 2 colors for blue gradient button?

I have gradient button that generated by 2 colors:#0880A9, #066383.(blue). I want to create button with red gradient that have same ratio as my blue gradient. How should i do this calculation? ...
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clean up the background for scanned document

Could anyone please teach me how to clean up the background of a scanned document, using PS? Does PS have text recognition function that I can use to extract the text, because essentially the text is ...
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Replicate the Invisible Black Background on Photoshop

There is a technique in photography, called Invisible Black Background. You can find details about it in this blog post Dramatic Portraits with the Invisible Black Background An example image is this ...
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Continue Fill for Background Image

I have an image I'm using as background which is 3000px by 1500px. For responsive design, I need to extend it to 3000 x 3500. It is an image of a river, and I want to continue the look of the river ...
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How to normalize / equalize background to make gradient more uniform

Here's the situation: I'm designing a banner for a client. He provided me a png file that has a gradient background. My banner is larger (wider) than the content provided so I have to recreate the ...
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Retouch an image pattern so it may be used as a repeating background

I have the following image pattern: If I repeat it as a web page background the variation in color and brightness are very visible at the tile edges. What can I do to retouch this image so the ...
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How to recreate a common startup trend — tinted background image

I'm trying to create a design for a startup I'm involved with where there's a background image that's been tinted by a colour. Examples of what I'm looking to recreate include the background header ...
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How can I merge two objects in Illustrator? [duplicate]

In Illustrator how can I merge this roof vector to the background of the square? roof and square
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Custom Background Resizing As Needed

Is it possible to make a square pattern gradient coloured background that resizes as a webpage grows downwards? A square pattern, dark color - light color - dark color etc and as it goes up it gets ...
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How to create this effect in photoshop CS5

First let me start off by saying that I'm a programmer and have very little experience with Photoshop, so thanks for helping me out! I'm trying to create a background for my main view, but I'm not ...
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Creating Rolodex-Style Flipping Numbers Sprite in Photoshop?

So Apple recently had a countdown to their 1 billionth app download and it used a rolodex flipping type of effect. This actually turned out to be running on a sprite image which is composed of ...
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Critique background color / gradient to use

I'm in the process of putting a site together. I have very limited knowledge regarding Photoshop (but I am trying!!). The site is being built to display some images of mine. I'm a photographer by ...
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How do I blend/fade images with background on inkscape

I normally use transparency tool on Corel Draw to blend two images together or an image with either colored or black background with fade in fade out effects. Recently I started using Linux, ...
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How to make a noise/paper background in PS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to create this grunge texture effect How can I achieve this kind of background in Photoshop? Seems like a noise/paper pattern.
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Background to create comic book

I am not a graphic designer but a programmer. Recently i wrote a short story in answer of a technical question. Then I realized if i convert it into graphical comic book story then it would be more ...
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white layer background and bleed? [duplicate]

I am preparing a document to send to print. I was asked to add bleed. Is it necessary for a no background document? The image on the design will not go all the way to the edge. Or should I add a ...
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Trying to make a picture's background fit with a background that the picture is on

I have a picture on top of a background that is wider than it and the background colors don't match. I tried to use the eye drop but you can still tell it does not blend in. I was wondering if i can ...
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Make image vertically seamless?

Any idea how make this image vertical seamless..I tried lot in ps..but no result.. or..tell me..where can I found this type of images(one side designed and seamless)?
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Importing a photoshop file into illustrator without a white background

I'm trying to import a .psd file into illustrator without showing the background. I kept on saving it as .psd, and .png files. (I only have one layer in photoshop, showing only the transparent image) ...
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Photoshop: Smoke with semi-transparent background?

I'm attempting to make a transparent logo that uses a smoke effect. I used the tutorial found here to do so: Photoshop CS5: Setting a black background to transparent However, I am having issues as ...
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How can I remove the background from this image?

I have this image, and I want to erase the grey background from it, but conserving the blue aura from the hand. Can anyone tell me how can I do it?
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Making a square pattern background

I want to make a basic square pattern background in Photoshop. However, I'm a real newbie at it. My plans are to make a 70x70 pixel square and divide it into 4 squares - each one with 35 pixels. Then ...
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Gradient background

I bought a template and I want to change the background. Now it is looks like this: I have this background: How can I make from this a gradient background like on original image?
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Illustrator: How to prevent layers showing white background?

Just installed Illustrator CC. Coming from PS, I would really like to see a 'transparent' background in my layers. In PS, you see a checkered background when no pixels are present in the canvas -- ...
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How to create a concrete surface texture to use as background

I am trying to achieve this noisy background behind the cards. How can I recreate this effect?
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How to get a full background from a photo?

Usually one wants to get rid off the background in a photo. In my case I want to get rid of the 'objects' of the photo and remain with a 'full background'. By full background I mean that I'd like to ...
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Having trouble making a CSS3 background

I wanted to make a rather simple double-CSS3 gradient background, which would look like the one in use on my website now. I can't, however, conjure up the code to get both gradients working at once. ...
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Where can I find backgrounds for my poster?

I'm designing a 3'x2' flex poster for my startup. I'm a long time GIMP user but this is the first time I'm designing poster for printing (Vector graphics). Coming to the design. It's pretty simple. ...
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I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print pdf it shows white [closed]

I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print the PDF it shows white. How can I fix this please?
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Triangle Pattern Background

I'm using Adobe Photoshop CC. I have a background that I want to convert it into a triangle shaped pattern for example, check the tiles on this picture I have found a tutorial on how to do it but ...
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How does “background:cover” CSS property works? [closed]

I'm currently "fighting" with an issue with parts of a website that I need to be fully covered by a picture. Thus, I tried the background:cover CSS property. Well, to be complete, I didn't actually ...
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How to create an inverse path

I've got an svg in Illustrator, build from 3 paths. I want to create a path that is the complete inverse of the current paths. So everything that is transparent now - I want it to be white and the ...
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Is there a name for this striped dual color background?

Related Question: How can I replicate this pattern in Illustrator? Look at the background of this image, the dual-color one. What is this kind of background called and how can I recreate it?
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How These Product Images Were Designed? [closed]

eCommerce websites are known at least to me for their average product images but there are exceptions like images of green tea product below which I wanted to get you opinion about: This is one ...
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Illustrator CS6 document setup background color

I have a problem with background color in Illustrator CS6. So i set up a desired color for background in document setup, but then i can`t see any white color within my document (i assume that white is ...
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Help with placing Photoshop file into Indesign

Hello all the smart designers out there, I have question regarding about importing photoshop file into Indesign layout. I have received this product photoshop file from a photographer. When I place ...
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Want to make the background area of two people standing on beach semi-transparent

Can I make just the background of a picture semi-transparent while leaving the two people opaque? I have tried many things, but it keeps making the entire background completely transparent. Please ...
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How to convert transparent layer to solid? (All variants)

I have a transparent layer, like this one (please notice transparency at the center of the image): How would you fill the layer with a color like it was done here: It is important to fill these ...